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New baby on the way ?

I'm laughing but let me know if I'm tripping.

My baby boy is due in May and my wife has been buying all these cute outfits and such. I just heard her mom ask "has he picked anything out yet", in reference to me not buying any baby clothes.

1. I don't want to have all these outfits that he won't even wear. There's a ton of stuff already, like he can go 3 weeks per size without having to do laundry. 

2. I'm a very picky dresser and don't want to get succumb to my pressure of buying all this nike and polo stuff that I've been urging to do.

3. I've purchased all the important stuff like car seats, strollers, bathtub, bassinet and already painted the nursery and bought a new ceiling fan for it. 

Why do I feel like I'm being judged for not buying clothes? 

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    Each parent brings to parenting what they choose to. If something essential is not covered by their natural choices, they talk to determine how it's going to happen.

    Clothing is covered, it sounds like, and you don't need to feel any guilt for not buying any. It's not like you didn't do anything.

    (You're aware babies puke and, ah, overfill their diapers and often need clothing changes multiple times a day, right?)

    You could enjoy a small, smug satisfaction by starting a college savings account with what one little name-brand outfit costs, then add to it in that amount every time they tease or guilt-trip you because you're not buying little outfits.

    I remember when I was buying little outfits, my husband likened it to the way I am about shoes--he just didn't get it. Which is fine.

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